Seahawks, Jaguars Inching Closer To Finalizing Trade
The Seattle Seahawks and Jacksonville Jaguars are inching closer to finalizing a trade, it would appear.
Shortly after the Los Angeles Chargers and Carolina Panthers agreed on a trade that would essentially allow offensive linemen Trai Turner and Russell Okung to trade places, Seattle and Jacksonville decided to get in on the fun.
According to Tony Pauline of the Pro Football Network, defensive end Yannick Ngakoue wants off the Jaguars. The Seahawks are very interested in helping him with that.
Ngakoue was a third-round selection back in 2016 and was a Pro Bowler one year later.
At 24 years old, Ngakoue is young enough to develop into one of the league’s more intimidating defensive linemen.
The Jaguars are aware I no longer have interest in signing a long term contract in Jacksonville. Duval, I love you and gave you guys everything I got. I’m thankful for the journey and look forward to continuing my career elsewhere. -91
— Yannick Ngakoue (@YannickNgakoue) March 2, 2020
“My sources tell me they believe compensation would include something like a second-round selection and possibly a situation where the Seahawks swap their pick in round one for the Jags pick in the second round,” he said.
For his career thus far, Ngakoue has recorded 37.5 sacks.
Not long ago, he made a Twitter post that essentially confirmed he and Jacksonville were going to go their separate ways.
“The Jaguars are aware I no longer have interest in signing a long term contract in Jacksonville. Duval, I love you and gave you guys everything I got. I’m thankful for the journey and look forward to continuing my career elsewhere,” he tweeted out.
While Jacksonville’s asking price for Ngakoue is clearly steep, Seattle wants to get a deal done. Inevitably, sooner rather than later, this trade will go through.